Louisiana Department of Revenue discovers attempts to file fake tax returns

Louisiana Department of Revenue discovers attempt to file fake tax returns

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced that they caught over 2,000 fraudulent Income Tax Returns filed through TurboTax and Intuit software.

The LDR says that all the information in the Louisiana tax computer system has not been compromised and that they are taking extra steps to make sure that taxpayers receive proper refunds.

"It is our responsibility to protect the personal information of taxpayers," says Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield. "To our knowledge, our systems at the Louisiana Department of Revenue have not been compromised, but we want to alert all taxpayers who may have had their personal information compromised by TurboTax, so they can take the steps needed to protect themselves."

Taxpayers who use TurboTax that have concerns about the security of their personal information are urged to call TurboTax at 1-800-944-8596

Taxpayers can check the status of their tax return by visiting THIS website. 

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